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Clink261 Reviews

261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, England

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80%

Rating
1179 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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71%

Location perfect but very noisy (don't forget your earpluges). Everything feels pretty cramped, from bedrooms to bathrooms and toilets. Mattresses were comfy though. An average hostel, don't expect anything special.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you found the beds comfortable. I'm sorry you felt the hostel doesn't offer anything special. It's a budget accommodation but apart from comfy beds we provide free breakfast, nice and spacious common areas, free walking tour in the morning, a bar in our sister hostel and more. Please come again for the full experience at Clink and grab free earplugs we give to all light sleepers :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

66%

I don't expect much from hostels in general but Clink261 had a very run-down, shabby appearance albeit the room and toilets were clean. There wasn't a locker per bed in our room so we had to leave our belongings out in the dorm. The website makes the hostel look far nicer than what it really is - a truly average hostel experience. As there is so much choice in London I wouldn't recommend this hostel.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback and appreciating the cleanliness of our hostel. I'm sorry your experience was just average. Yes, we couldn't fit enough lockers in the rooms that is why we have additional ones at the reception area. And in general, guests can come to us with any issues, we're open 24/7 and happy to help :). Hope you'll give us a second chance. Enjoy your travels! Agata

77%

Very friendly staff. It's about a 40 minute walk to all the sites like Big Ben and Buckingham but there is the tube that gets you there quick. If you are in London for more than a few days I'd get an oyster card. Kitchen was great with lots of dishes and fridge space

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for such a positive feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Clink. Please come again to walk to places you haven't seen in London :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

69%

Good hostel. Comfortable beds, free lockers in reception (if you have your own lock) and also free wifi, but I had no signal in my room on the third floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for leaving a review. Wifi is only working in the common areas because we think it's nice to keep the rooms free of internet and open to making new friends or having a nice chat with an unknown traveler. We hope you met here nice people and you had interesting conversations. Hope to see you soon! Safe travels Ale

86%

Close to Kings Cross St Pancras, good for those who need to catch the train in this station. Some people in the bedroom were incredibly noisy, not hostel's fault. Angolan receptionist was great. Showers weren't good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Our colleague - Beto - is indeed great. Please don't hesitate to come to him or to other receptionists and report when people are too noisy, we're here 24/7 to help. I contacted you regarding the showers to ask what we can improve about them, waiting for your reply. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

54%

Not a bad hostel overall but not much to really say its great either. Free breakfast was nice and it was great to be near Kings Cross but it really didn't have much else going for it. Just another cookie-cutter chain hostel, certainly worth a stay if you just need a place to sleep for the night but don't expect anything special out of it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you found the hostel just another cookie-cutter place. I hope next time you'll have a chance to take part in one of the events in the bar at Clink78, join a free walking tour in the morning and interact with our amazing guests who like you in our opinion make this place special! :) I'm sorry to not encourage you enough to take part in hostel life. Hope you'll come again and your experience will be unforgettable. Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

This Youth Hostel is perfectly located near St Pancras, the employees are nice, we've stayed there for 2 nights (in a quite small room), I'm quite satisfied with this trip.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! We have many different types of rooms, so perhaps next time you could try a bigger room with more space. We hope to see you soon! Safe travels Ale

80%

I was late arriving, it was nice to be able to get access , and a friendly face.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you had a nice stay. Please come again for longer! Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

Great breakfast! Nice rooms and clean bathrooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello!! Many thanks for you feedback. We hope to see you soon back! Safe travels! Ale

97%

Really good and helpful stuff , the rooms where clean and comfy . Really impressed

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for you nice words. I'm also impressed! We do our best :) I hope to see you soon. Safe travels Ale

46%

My room was 18 bed, when I was doing my bed, the mattress was dirty and the pillow linen too. A complete mess, it looked like a slum, horrible lights, windows in the roof so started to rain inside the room. The kitchen/common area are practically together in the basement and there is no ventilation at all... people cooked an egg and then is smoke everywhere, strong smell etc. In the middle of a night I found other person in my bed. I would never recommend this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. We have a pole to open or close windows when guest ask for it. All beds are nominal, but sometimes people doesn't pay attention and they choose the first bed available Fresh linen are provided daily by a laundry, so we will talk with the company in order to avoid more mistakes like this one. We hope our staff helped you to sort out all this inconvenience. There is a window in the kitchen and there is a wall between kitchen and the common area. We hope you,ll give us another chance Thanks

83%

Great hostel! Plenty to do in the area, quick access to the Tube station at King's Cross. The place was clean, the staff were helpful, good breakfast, and the people were interesting.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such nice words! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and met interesting people here. Hope to see you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels!

74%

Very clean hostel. Good facilities - free breakfast, laundry, free wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the hostel! Please come again for longer! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

I had great time in Clink261 :-) Hostel is very clean and calm plus very easy get around city from King's Cross.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello There! Many thanks for your nice words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back sometime. Safe travels Ale

66%

It's too hot in the room and next to the main street which is very noisy during the night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Central location has some disadvantages like noisy street but that is why we offer free earplugs for our guests. This Summer we were experiencing the heatwave so unusual in London but now the weather is back to normal. Hope to see you again in more English weather! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

I stayed in 18 bed dorm due to it's position at the back of the hostel, it was excellent, The hostel is ideally placed , everything is on the doorstep , restaurants , cafes , bars , shops,.with added bonus of being in easy distance of Kings Cross-St.Pancras-Euston train stations. The kitchen area very good , clean and well equipped, In a nutshell a professional hostel with friendly staff. The beds are comfortable. On my next visit to London I will be staying there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for your words. It, s nice to hear that you will visit us again in the future! Since then, Enjoy and Safe travels! Ale

100%

Had an amazing stay! The atmosphere was great, staff was very friendly and met some really great people during my stay there. Very recommended! A nice extra feature would be to have power outlets by the bed, to charge my phone nearby during the night and be able to turn the alarm off quickly and not wake up everyone else :)

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and such nice words! It's great you liked the hostel but what makes me happy the most - you met great people here. Isn't it one of the best things in a hostel? Our biggest, 18 bedded dorms, don't have individual plugs yet but we'll have a look into that. Enjoy your travels and come back to Clink one day! :) Agata

83%

Good beds with own lights and charging stations, common room downstairs is great, wifi is fast but didn't reach my room but I don't know if that's the case for all rooms. The staff isn't too great though, they're nice, but not English speaking, and aren't as friendly as other hostels.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for your review. Wifi is only working in the common areas. We think is nice to keep the rooms free of internet, making the communication between guests easier. Perhaps our English is not the best (we are all foreigners here :), but we all speak English and also one or two more languages. And we provide smiles for free ;). I hope next time you find us as friendly as we actually are. Safe travels! Ale

57%

No lockers, lights did work in showers, place didn't feel safe at night,

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks you for your feedback. I'm sorry for all that went wrong. There are lockers in the rooms but if these are all occupied we offer additional ones at the Reception. The reception is working 24/7 so if there is any problems like with lights or security you can get help at any time. Hope you will give us another chance and come again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

83%

Very close to King's Cross, the breakfast was ok. The rooms are tiny.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings! The smaller dorms are more private but some people prefer more spacious 8 or 10 bedded dorms. Maybe you can try one of these next time. Hope to see you again! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

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